Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, Paperback / softback Book

Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War Paperback / softback


Retracing the confused pattern of planning for escalation of the Vietnam War, Moise reconstructs the events of the night of August 4, 1964, when the U.S.

Navy destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy reported that they were under attack by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Using declassified records and interviews with the participants, Moise demonstrates that there was no North Vietnamese attack; the original report was a genuine mistake.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 324 pages, 11 halftones, 2 maps, 2 tables
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
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  • Category: Vietnam War
  • ISBN: 9780807856284


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